I'm 26 years old, studying physics and mathematics at the Southern University of Denmark, from where I hopefully will graduate in the year 2004. I was born and still live in the city of Odense together with my girlfriend. My interests are science (especially computational physics),software development,philosophy and blues music.
My machine is an AMD Athlon 1600 XP, and I now make work-units at an average of 5 hours and 20 min.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Is there life out there? Yes I believe so. We know for sure that life is possible, and if the event of life is possible here on earth why not elsewhere.
If the rest of the universe resembles that of our part of the galaxy i.e. there are galaxies containing solarsystems with orbiting planets and moons, then I believe that there would be no reason to be skeptic.
Was the beginning of life here on earth an incredible and unlikely event that happened only because the right conditions were presents at the right time at the right place? I don't believe so, remember that life here on earth exists across temperature gradients of hundreds degrees celcius, places with very low resources like water, and places with no light at all. Lifeforms adapts to the surrounding enviroment resulting in a broad margin with respect the conditions that must be present in order for life to begin. We should not expect only to find life on earth-like planets but also on planets with very hostile enviroments.
I also believe that there is a good probalility that there exist intelligent life out there, because where there is life I believe there is also evolution.
We may or may not be able to communicate with other life forms, but at least we are trying...